Nature conservation contracting and wildlife habitat management services in South West England

We can offer you a diverse and bespoke range of services designed to maximise the wildlife potential of any given area of land.

Habitat Management

Unimproved limestone grassland restoration & management

  • Scrub brushcutting/clearsawing, raking and burning
  • Bracken and bramble control
  • Wildflower plug planting
  • Vertical, high level and difficult access scrub clearance

Wetland management

  • Management of willow and alder encroachment
  • Ditch and ditch edge management
  • Reedbed management
  • Willow pollarding
  • Sensitive burning on raised platforms

Hedge management

  • Hedge laying
  • Hedge planting
  • Hedge coppicing

Woodland management

  • Hung-up /damaged tree removal
  • Clear felling/crosscutting
  • Rotational coppicing
  • Selective thinning
  • Removal of non-native tree species
  • Tree planting
  • Ride creation and management (including tractor-mounted flail)

Arboricultural works

  • Tree surgery
    • Section felling
    • Crown reduction, thinning and lifting
    • Dangerous limb removal
    • Emergency call-out

Fencing and Public Rights of Way work

  • Strained stock netting
  • Post & rail
  • Gate hanging/Stile erection
  • Footpath maintenance
  • Boardwalk installation

Wildlife Pond Construction

  • Mechanical digging
  • Hand digging
  • Dipping platform construction
  • Dew pond restoration

Weed Control

Control or eradication of bramble, bracken, stump re-growth and non-native invasive species including Japanese knotweed.

  • Knapsack spraying
  • Stump treatment
  • 'Nomix' spraying
  • Stem injection


  • Dry-stone
  • Lime mortar

Organic / Non-mechanical Management

  • Axe felling
  • Scything

Bushcraft Tuition

  • Traditional fire lighting techniques including use of friction
  • Wild food
  • Shelter building
  • Advanced open-fire cookery
  • Tracking and trapping techniques

Ecological Advice

  • Protected species mitigation such as:
    • Installation of amphibian or reptile fencing
    • Reptile translocations
    • Bird / bat box erection
    • Badger mitigation works / sett closures
  • Wildlife garden design and planting
  • Habitat management advice

Thought for the day...

“Progress has, in all seriousness, been measured by the rate of energy consumption and the acquisition and accumulation of material objects”

~ Arne Naess